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Tokyo Sushi Academy FAQ

About School

Q. What’s Tokyo Sushi Academy?

Q. What’s Tokyo Sushi Academy?

A. Tokyo Sushi Academy(TSA) is Japan’s premier sushi school. It was also the first school opened with the sole purpose of teaching the art of sushi making in Japanese & English. Since TSA was established in 2002, TSA turned out more than 4,000 graduates from all over the world.

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Q. Where is school?

Q. Where is school?

A. Tokyo Sushi Academy has two branches in Tokyo(Shinjuku and Tsukiji).

Shinjuku/Tokyo Head Quater
8-2-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan
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Tsukiji/Tokyo Branch
Tsukiji KY Bldg 2F 4-7-5 Tsukiji Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Q. Why Do I better to choose TSA?

Q. Why Do I better to choose TSA?

A. Please refer following information which helps you to understand more about our school and we recommend you to choose us.

Why Sushi/Japanese Cuisine?

Why Tokyo/Tsukiji?

Why TSA?

About Courses


Q. What Kind of courses offered?

A. We offer these courses as below.

International Sushi Chef Course

TSA Video Lecture


Q. Are the classes in English? Do I have to know Japanese?

A. We provide the lesson in English. Some lectures may be  instructed by Japanese and translated by interpreter in English. Japanese language skill is not required for our courses.


Q. I have no cooking experience. Can I still take this course?

A. Yes, this course is designed for both professionals and beginners who have no cooking experience.


Q. How many people are there in each class?

A. The maximum class size is 8 students.


Q. May I receive the certificate?

A. You will be receiving the certificate upon successfully completing the course with passing the exams.

*Certificate will be given to those who complete International Sushi Chef course.


Q. What is enrollment process?

A. Here is process for enrollment.

1) Please click apply button and submit information.
2) We will review your application and contact you to arrange skype/phone interview in 3 business days.
3) After your application is accepted, we send you an invoice
4) Payment is completed
5) You will be all set

*For those who are required to obtain visa to enter Japan, we assist them visa support after we confirm full payment.


Q. Do I need to prepare Japanese kitchen knife?

Yes, you are required to prepare Japanese kitchen knife. If you do not have your own knife, we recommend that you buy our school Japanese knife set.

About TSA Japanese knife set
Click here to know more about Japanese knifes

Why do I need a Japanese kitchen knife?
A Japanese kitchen knife is modeled after Katana (Japanese sword) and its sharpness fascinates chefs all over the world. The big difference between a Japanese and a Western kitchen knife is that the former is single-bevel, while the latter is double-bevel. A single-bevel knife cuts into slightly to left and separates parts of ingredients more easily, so it makes your chopping faster. It also provides a clean cut surface without damaging the ingredient’s tissue. It is staple to use a Japanese kitchen knife in order to learn techniques for Sushi and Sashimi.


Q. Please tell about refund policy.

We will refund your tuition on your cancellation. However the registration fee is non refundable.

Before entering Japan

Q. What kind of visa support TSA offers?

For those who are required to apply for short stay visa to enter Japan, We support them to apply for.
Please refer to the following information.

■Visa Support
Once we verify all your payment by our bank, we start to support your visa if you need.
Most of our students who need to have proper visa to stay in Japan will apply for short stay visa (Tourist visa for 30days/60days/90days) in Japan.

■Visa Assistance Fee
We charge 10,000JPY for those who require visa assistance from our school

■What documents we prepare for you
We prepare these documents and send them to you.

– Covering letter stating the purpose of visit
– Certificate of School Enrollment
– Day to day schedule
– Proof of our company(school) registration

Besides these four documents above, you are required to prepare other documents from your side. Please kindly contact to Japan Embassy in your country and ask all required documents

Q. Is accommodation available?

We support students to find their accommodations close to our school in Shinjuku.

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